Seymour man arrested after pursuit that ends in ditch

The pursuit of a man wanted on a warrant ended early Tuesday morning after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch on Seymour’s northeast side.

Michael Allen Romero, 28, of Seymour, faces two charges of resisting law enforcement — one a Level 6 felony and the other a Class A misdemeanor — and driving while suspended — a Class A misdemeanor. Romero also was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear for a driving while suspended charge.

According to Jackson County Reserve Officer Kevin Settle’s report, the incident that led to Romero’s arrest started when Settle tried to conduct a traffic stop on a white Pontiac on Fourth Street Road at about midnight Monday.

Settle said instead of stopping, the motorist drove north on Fourth Street Road, east on Bateman Drive and then southeast on Killion Avenue before turning north on Hartsell Drive.

That’s where the motorist lost control of the vehicle, causing it to spin in the road and crash into a ditch.

Romero was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:16 a.m. He was being held without bond Tuesday morning pending his initial hearing.

County officers Clint Burcham and Jesse Hutchinson and Seymour Police Department officers assisted.